Eddie Hearn has given a much-anticipated update on the Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin fight. The promoter has revealed the new date, after they had to cancel the initial November 21 card. Hearn also said an official announcement would follow shortly.
The promoter canceled the first fight date after Povetkin tested positive for COVID-19. Many expected the re-match to come towards the end of January. However, Hearn has now revealed that it will be in March.
“This is obviously one that people know was gonna happen, but we will be announcing the official date of Whyte-Povetkin II, which is March the 6th,” said Hearn on the AK & Barak Show [via BoxingScene].
Hearn then added, “Of course, the first one was the final fight of fight camp, August 22nd. I mean, I can still see it in my mind. And that’s a big fight for the heavyweight division.”
Therefore, these comments showed that Hearn was eager to get it done.
The promoter added how important the fight is for the heavyweight division. He explained why they had to make it happen on priority. “You know, it’s for the mandatory position in the WBC. It’s a great heavyweight fight. So, that will be lodged into the opening part of our 2021 schedule,” said Hearn.
Hearn then re-iterated the importance of the fight for Whyte and labeled it as a must-win fight for ‘The Body Snatcher’ if he is to regain his spot as the WBC mandatory.
This will be good news for fans who have been waiting eagerly to see how the re-match pans out. Whyte dominated the first fight but was caught with a vicious upper-cut in the fifth-round. Thus, making this re-match an intriguing bout. Who do you think will come out on top?